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Whats up guys so I have an H50 in push pull with 2 cooler master blade masters that I pulled off of some hyper 212's.

I just got a 2500k and I'm not really liking the temps I'm getting. Hitting 70c @ 4.7ghz. (1.4v)

Anyways I only have like 80 bucks, so noctua and silver arrow seem to be out of it. Not really sure if I could fit it anyways.

I was looking at the ven-x. Would like to buy at micro center of frys but thats not a must, just wanted to do it saturday.

Thanks
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Get some decent fans for your H50 and I'd bet your temps will be more to your liking. The Scythe AP-15s are fairly popular and perrform well by all accounts.

I prefer more robust fans and use 2 San Ace H101s in push pull. My i7 860 @ 4.0Ghz HT loads at not much more than 70C so I'm fairly certain that it is capable of cooling a lower wattage SB well enough.

Have you checked all of the usual suspects?
CPU fan control in BIOS off
Clean the rad
Make sure the H50 block is seated properly
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you can probably find a silver arrow for 80 usd or less. The only problem is that they are huge and sometimes can block ram slots.
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Yah all that stuff is fine. I guess I might look into new fans. Still undecided.

EDIT^^^ Yah silver arrow is big my case isn't that big.
Edited by lightsout - 1/13/11 at 8:51pm
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What's the word on a ven x. Worth the upgrade?

Or if I could swing the silver arrow how much better should it cool? 5c?

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post #6 of 16
SA or D14 will fit your case fine.
Both coolers from Directron is $75.

http://www.directron.com/silverarrow.html
http://www.directron.com/nhd14.html

http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...ll-fit-cm.html

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Yah all that stuff is fine. I guess I might look into new fans. Still undecided.

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Whats up guys so I have an H50 in push pull with 2 cooler master blade masters that I pulled off of some hyper 212's.

I just got a 2500k and I'm not really liking the temps I'm getting. Hitting 70c @ 4.7ghz. (1.4v)

Anyways I only have like 80 bucks, so noctua and silver arrow seem to be out of it. Not really sure if I could fit it anyways.

I was looking at the ven-x. Would like to buy at micro center of frys but thats not a must, just wanted to do it saturday.

Thanks
you wont get much better than those blade masters. those are very high static pressure fans. the only thing that would be better are a couple of 38mm fans, but its not worth the noise imo. as far as 70c at 4.7ghz, those are superb temps. 32nm chips have a tjmax 105c, although im not sure about sandy bridge.

imo, blademasters are some of the top performing 120x25mm fans. they perform better than ap-15's but they are also louder than ap-15s.

here read over these extensive test ehume did. the tests were run on megahalem but the results are valid for all heatsinks. he test 65 different fan setups.

http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...ns-112-a.html?
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post #8 of 16
I used the Venomous-X on my old Phenom II 940 and it was amazing. My 3.7Ghz overclock with 1.52v temps at 100% load were 46-47C in push-pull with GentleTyphoons. You should try new fans first and if that doesn't work just buy a Venomous-X or Prolimatech Megahalems.
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xspc rs240 kit on frozencpu.com 129.99

great kit, beats h50 by a huge margin
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What's the word on a ven x. Worth the upgrade?

Or if I could swing the silver arrow how much better should it cool? 5c?

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more than 5 c. i upgraded from a noctua d14 to a full water loop, and i only saw 7c temp drops. just goes to show how good the d14 really is. of course i had cm blademasters on the d14, not the stock fans it came with(they are garbage)
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